Those familiar with Federal procurements know the general rule: If you submit a proposal against a solicitation despite disagreeing with one of its provisions, you usually waive the right to challenge that provision in the future. That rule applies to bid protests at both the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) and the Court of Federal Claims. In Size Appeal of Cypher Analytics, Inc. d/b/a Crown Point Systems, SBA No. SIZ-5986 (2019), the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”) recently showed that the general rule does not necessarily apply to SBA size protests.
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